The Stoat, the Kererū and the Karaka Berries – a live enactment of an age old puzzle.

There’s an old puzzle – a DoC Ranger is coming out of the bush with a live stoat, a kererū and a bag of karaka berries. On their way out they have to cross a river in a ferry boat. But in crossing the river by boat, the DoC ranger can only transport themselves and one other thing: the stoat, the kererū, or the bag of karaka berries. If left unattended together, the stoat would eat the kererū, or the kererū would eat the berries. How does the ranger get everything across the river?

Christina Houghton and Melissa Laing invite you to join us in a playful reenactment to solve the puzzle complete with a boat and a river. 

Performance ticket includes one way ferry ticket and life jacket hire.

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Sun 24 February 10:00 & 12:00
Sat 2 March 15:25 & 17:25


Tui Glen Reserve Boat Pontoon
2 Claude Brookes Dr, Henderson


90 minutes




Contact the organisers to discuss your needs. The performance requires the ability to get in and out of a small boat.

You must be able to swim.

Language no problem.

Content Warnings:

All ages.


Live Art, Visual Arts Performance / Performance Art